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over who wins, the tax policy, all that, is going to delay them." mesirow financial's chief economist diane swonk says "the decline in business investment represents a particular blow as it not only reflects weakness abroad, but also the uncertainty about our own policies. the fiscal cliff needs to be dealt with by whovever wins in a credible and bipartisan way, and asap." with just about one week to go before the election, the candidates will be in wisconsin this week. today, republican mitt romney's campaign has an event in milwaukee. tomorrow, president obama will be in green bay. the volitility index, better known as the vix, may be signaling better days ahead. according to reports, a strategist at jpm morgan believes if the vix remains near current levels this week, it will mark a transition from crisis to normal time. his theory is if the vix stays around 16, the 52-week moving average will fall below the july 2011 level to its lowest point since february 2008. we asked a couple of options traders to weigh in, starting with scott bauer of trading advantage. "yes, i do believe th
's easier to cut. you don't have to pay employment taxes or the other costs that go along with hiring a full-time employee. > > all right michael alter, notwithstanding what we have just been talking about, you did find that optimism was up. > > optimism came back up, and it came up significantly from september to october. it's now hovering around two-thirds being optimistic. the challenge is that two-thirds being optimistic is really where we have been every month in 2012 except for the month of september. so we're back to the norm for 2012 as opposed to a number like 90%, which is really where you need to see it for small businesses to be growing. > > when they're that optimistic, then they are hiring, they're expecting that orders will be coming in, and that's the kind of flourishing economy that they are looking for. > > right. to put it into perspective, small businesses are by definition glass-half- full people. they're going to be optimistic. that's why they're in business, and that's why they're taking on these bigger companies. so when optimism is 2-in-3 being optimistic about the f
to reopen and som expect heavy selling as investors whose fiscal years end in october are looking to get tax benefits by getting rid of losing stocks. insurance companies are preparing for payouts to customers who were affected by the storm. early estimates suggest insurance companies will spend $5 to $10 billion covering costs. bloomberg news reports aig alone could pay upwards of $4 billion. to get fast action from insurance companies, bloomberg suggests: take inventory of what you lost, read terms of your coverage, and check for a hurricane deductible. if you don't have flood insurance, you may be eligible for federal disaster assistance, grants or loans. president obama is already making government assistance available in new york city and parts of new jersey. an executive-level shake-up at apple: two senior vice presidents, one in charge of apple's retail stores and the other tied to the google maps debacle, are leaving the company. john browett's departure is immediate. he cut staffing hours at apple's retail stores, a traditional retail move to improve profits but which, at apple, und
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